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Re: ITP: namazu2

On Sat, Feb 19, 2000 at 10:29:19AM +0900, Masayuki Hatta wrote:
> Agreed.  Writing in English is pretty tough anyway...

You write far better English than I can write Japanese...

> branden> Is it like grep (perhaps a multi-byte character aware grep)?
> No, it's much more like glimpse or Alta Vista or something like that.
> It indexes a bunch of files,  store those information in a(maybe some) 
> database, and you can query it to search through all of them.
> It has various interfaces(CGI, Tcl/Tk client, Emacs client, et cetra.).
> BTW, Debian seems to use glimpse for mailing list archive search.  AFAIK  
> The license of glimpse is miserably non-free, so why don't we use 
> Namazu instead?
> Debian JP uses Namazu for their own ML archive search for years, and 
> the performance and robustness seems to be pretty well IMHO.
> And one more good thing, Namazu has been i18ned.

This sounds utterly awesome, especially since the Debian website itself is
currently without a search engine.  Perhaps Namazu is up to the task?

G. Branden Robinson            |    Reality is what refuses to go away when
Debian GNU/Linux               |    I stop believing in it.
branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |    -- Philip K. Dick
roger.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |

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